Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hundreds Of Student ‘Superheroes’ Take To The Streets To Fight For Child Rights With CRY

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In a unique initiative, students from more than 35 colleges in Mumbai including Xaviers, Andrews, Jai Hind, Hinduja, BJCC and KJ Somaiya, along with members and volunteers of CRY participated in a superhero march to pledge their support for child rights. Hosted by the young and ambitious students of Wilson BMS the initiative aimed at raising awareness for a social cause. The march saw the participation of close to 30 colleges from across Mumbai who walked the mile from Wilson College to Mafatlal Building and back with celebs Nakuul Mehta, Disha Parmar (Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara) and model Rochelle Rao (Extraaa Innings).
“The reality today is that children are forced into labour all across this country, every single day. CRY has been fighting for child rights for the last 35 years and when a college like Wilson asked us to join in a campaign that fights for these very rights; we were honoured to partner with them. The young will take this fight forward and it’s reassuring to see so many youngsters stand up with such conviction for the rights of a child,” said Kreeanne Rabadi, Regional Director — West, CRY.
The Superhero Mile was an event that was created around the idea of raising awareness about the atrocities faced by children in India on a daily basis. The young are energetic and this call to being a hero for a child resonated positively among the youth.
“Every 15 seconds a child is abused across the globe. It’s our duty to safeguard the sanctity of our children today. We believe that there is a superhero in all of us to safeguard humanity and this walk was aimed at awakening that superhero,” said Zuleika Homavazir Sattha, HOD, Bachelor of Management Studies, BMS Wilson.
“The recent rape of a 6-year-old in Bangalore depicts the pathetic and sadistic mentality of today’s society. It’s high time we raise our voices against the heinous crimes committed against children in our country, almost every day,” said Vyankatesh Kharage, a student of BMS Wilson.
Nakuul Mehta, who represented CRY at the event said, “Child Rights and its relevance in today’s world is far too important to ignore. The atrocities being committed every single day against children are terrible and there is a need for a voice. Organisations like CRY do as much as they can, but it is up to each and every one of us to also respond to this call for action. I am reassured when I see college-going kids taking an active interest in such activism and I know that if this is the mood of today’s youth, India sure does have a better future.”
“Partnering with a cause so close to my heart makes me even more enthusiastic about this march. That, and the fact that this Superhero Mile represents today’s youth and their genuine concern towards the injustices around them. This was a call to action and I responded... and I am very excited to be associated with both the BMS department at Wilson College and CRY for this initiative,” added Rochelle Rao, who was also present at the event.

Iftar Party on the sets of Main Na Bhoolungi

The cast and crew of Sony Entertainment Television’s romantic thriller Main Na Bhoolungi recently celebrated their EID together. On the occasion of this special occasion the makers of the show threw an Iftar party for their cast and crew members. It was a small celebration with some yummy delicacies followed by some fun moments. Talking about it Nigar Khan who plays the role of Madhurima in the show says, it was really sweet of the makers to throw an iftar party for us. Due to shoots we couldn’t celebrate much so even this small gesture meant a lot to all of us. I am quite blessed to have such an amazing crew who are extremely thoughtful.
Well that’s really sweet, don’t you think? We wish EID Mubarak to all of them!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Entertainment, Shopping And Puppy Love This Season At Shop With Heart

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A special sale of garments worn by the stars of the movie Entertainment in support of Youth Organization in Defence of Animals (YODA) 
Starring Akshay Kumar and a gorgeous Golden Retriever who plays the title role in Entertainment, this year’s August release by Tips Industries doesn’t just promise to be a mega entertainer, but is also contributing to the cause of our loyal furry friends! In what promises to be an event full of fashion, fun and lots of love, the 2nd Shop with Heart sale will present to you the wardrobe of the stars from Entertainment (Akshay Kumar, Tamannaah, Sonu Sood, Krushna Abhishek & Prakash Raaj) along with personal pieces from Akshay Kumar, the lovely Twinkle Khanna, and Varsha and Ramesh Taurani.
In a first of its kind initiative, a Bollywood and fashion collaboration will create a platform to help the cause of the animals that have featured in the film. Entertainment joins hands with Shop with Heart founded in 2013 by two friends - Varsha Taurani of Tips Industries & Shanti Sivaram of Bling Entertainment Solutions, in collaboration with Rachana Nakra of Fuffabulous. Shop with Heart aims to bring to you a sale of the finest pre-owned fashion at accessible prices with all of the proceeds going to a charitable cause. The first sale event raised funds for In Defence of Animas (IDA), which were used to conduct repair work at their Deonar centre.
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This season, all the proceeds will go to the non-profit animal welfare group YODA (Youth Organization in Defence of Animals). YODA was born out of the minds of 5 young visionaries who were newly exposed to the harsh realities of how animals are treated in India. In particular, animal mills, where the female species are bred over and over until death to produce puppies for monetary gain. 99 percent of the commercial breeders in this country are full-fledged puppy mills. YODA’s method of working towards reducing the number of puppy mills is via adoption, direct action and education. They want to gently alter the Indian mindset towards animals and hope to make our country a safe place for them one day.
Akshay Kumar who is an avid animal lover says, “Animals are no different from us and are entitled to as much care and affection. I have two dogs as pets at home and it is a beautiful relationship full of love. This film is very close to my heart because of Junior who has the title role in the film. His presence on the sets was a total treat! Working with this amazing dog day and night made my feelings against animal cruelty even more pronounced. The work YODA is doing is truly inspiring. It is today’s youth who can bring such a serious issue to light and I am glad to do my bit for the animals.
If you are looking to ramp up your wardrobe, grab some serious fashion at amazing prices, while doing a good deed then come be a part of Shop with Heart. The racks include brands like Louis Vuitton,Gucci, Balenciaga, Reiss, Karen Millen, Paul Smith, Gant, Armani Exchange, Bebe, Diesel, Masaba Gupta, Neeta Lulla, Nishka Lulla, Asos, River Island, Aldo and many more.
At Woodside All Day Bar & Eatery, New Link Plaza, Near Oshiwara Police Station, Oshiwara, Andheri (W) on August 2nd from 10.30 am to 6 pm.
And you have a chance to meet the man himself! Akshay Kumar will be at the event supporting this cause. Now, you really have every reason to come!
Recommerce Partner: www.facebook.com/fuffabulous and visit www.fuffabulous.com


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Zinnia launches its brand of high fashion ethnic wear for women at J W Marriott, Mumbai on 1st and 2nd August 2014, which will be followed by another exhibition at Cache Art Gallery in Bandra, on 10th and 11th August 2014.
Drawing inspiration from a plant cultivated for its bright showy flowers in vibrant colors, Zinnia presents its collection of stylish and exquisite salwaar suits, sarees, tunics and Dupattas created from natural fibres – cotton, silk, linen and blends.
Zinnia brings to the Indian woman smart ways to wear traditional Indian treasures without too much fuss. The Anarkali, an eternal favorite is presented in an affordable price range, in understated elegance, achieving the fits with circular cut patterns which complement the Indian body perfectly. Handloom Sarees and Dupattas have been given the Zinnia touch with embellishments, block prints, cutwork and appliques to make each piece a unique visual delight, a sparkling line of vintage-inspired designs that retain a touch of contemporary India.
Keeping in mind the essence of the festive season, glorifying Indian heritage and offering a fun yet trendy take Zinnia offers affordable luxury in its range of ethnic styles.
Zinnia being the brainchild of Deepa promises to be one of city’s sought after exhibitions, Deepa mentions, “We wanted to come up with something that would suit everyone’s budget & that’s how Zinnia came into existence. Our range would float between 5000- 25000, hence offering affordable luxury. We have really strived to put everything together under one roof & looking forward to all the brides to be as Zinnia is their one shop destination.”
Zinnia’s brand charter involves presenting exhibition cum sales for this festive season in Surat and Baroda in October and other cities thereafter.


In 2014, Breaking Bad entered the Guinness Book of Records as the highest rated show of all time. Since its television debut, Breaking Bad has been amongst the top ten television series of 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Currently airing on FX, Monday- Friday, 11 Pm, Breaking Bad is widely regarded as one of the greatest crime drama television series and is among the most-watched cable show with audience numbers doubling from the fourth season to the fifth.
Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. To provide for his family's future after he is diagnosed with lung cancer, a chemistry genius turned high school teacher teams up with an ex-student to cook and sell the world's purest crystal meth.
Having received numerous awards, including ten Primetime Emmy Awards already, this year too, Breaking Bad bags a towering accomplishment with16 nominations in the 66th Primetime Emmy® Awards race.
For the first time ever, television’s most celebrated and premiere awards night - the 66th Primetime Emmy® Awards  will be simulcast Live in India across the Star bouquet of channels.  The LIVE  telecast of English TV’s biggest night will be on 26th of August across Star World, Star World HD, Star World Premiere HD,  FX and Fox Crime.
Watch the three-hour Emmys Live on 26th of August at 5:30 am and at 8: 00 pm (repeat) on Star World, Star World HD, Star World Premiere HD, Fox Crime and FX.


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Films | Television | Internet
Cinestaan Film Company to produce 3 Films Cinestaan Entertainment Private Limited unveiled its plans to produce films and shall soon foray into television and internet services. Rohit Khattar is Founder and Chairman of Cinestaan and Anand Mahindra is a major investor.
Cinestaan's first subsidiary, the Cinestaan Film Company is delighted to announce its foray into film production with a three film agreement with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s ROMP Pictures. 
Rohit Khattar, Founder Chairman says, “I am delighted to announce the launch of Cinestaan Entertainment in partnership with Anand Mahindra. We share a common vision and similar tastes in story telling which shall, we hope, manifest in some good films. Cinestaan is committed to preserving the rich legacy of our cinema heritage for which we are working on several initiatives including an oral histories television project that shall celebrate the memories and contributions of our screen legends. 
To begin our film slate with a prodigal talent like Rakeysh Mehra is an incredible high and we are excited about developing these films with him.  Cinestaan shall announce some more projects soon."
Cinestaan Film Company’s first film as a co-production with ROMP Pictures will be the Rakeysh Mehra directed ‘Mirziya'. The second film ‘FanneyKhan’, is an official remake of an Oscar Nominated film to be directed by Nitin Kakkar, the National Award Winner for Best Film “Filmistan” in 2013. The third film (yet untitled) shall again be directed by Rakeysh Mehra.
More film specific information shall be shared shortly. 
About Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra:
Three times National Award Winner &Baafta nominated Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is one of the most exciting film-makers of recent times.  His recent blockbuster BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG has made biopics the flavor of the day or RANG DE BASANTI, which changed a whole generation’s thinking and become one of the most important films in the History of Indian Cinema. Even his debut film AKS, was dubbed by critics “ahead of its times”. Rakeysh has heralded the “new age” film-maker with his unique style and tone of telling his stories. Add to that the technical finesse that all his films have along with some of the best music in recent times. He is a director whose films audiences look forward to for a real “cinematic experience”. 
About Rohit Khattar:  
Rohit Khattar is a creative entrepreneur with interests in hospitality and entertainment. He is Chairman of Old World Hospitality, which is India’s largest live entertainment organiser and operates Performing Arts and Convention Centres, Hotels and Restaurants. He is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Mumbai Mantra Media Limited, which is developing entertainment infrastructure and content.

Vivek Oberoi returns to YRF after 12 years

To Bajao the Bank-Chor
In a massive announcement, Vivek Oberoi has just been confirmed to join the lead cast of YRF’s ‘Bank Chor’. He returns to Yash Raj Films 12 years after his super-successful last outing with them, Shaad Ali’s ‘Saathiya’. Vivek has been on a roll with two back to back blockbusters, ‘Krrish 3’ & ‘Grand Masti’ and will be seen in a completely different role as a CBI Officer who turns the bank-chors lives upside down. ‘Bank Chor’ is scheduled to go on the floors immediately and is planned for an early 2015 release.
Added Vivek, “I'm really happy to be back in the Yash Raj family again, truly glad Adi thought of me for this role. Working with my buddy Riteish is always a pleasure, hope we bring our crazy chemistry to this one too! Here's hoping our entire team of Bank Chor steals a million hearts!”
Speaking on the same, Ashish Patil, Business & Creative Head, Youth Films, Brand Partnerships & Talent Management at Yash Raj Films, “The game just got bigger with Vivek hitting the Bank Chor crime scene. Vivek brings his A-Game to whatever he does, and with this character that’s signature rockstar badass Vivek, he’s going to set the screen on fire. We’re thrilled to welcome him to the party!”   
Vivek Oberoi goes head on against Riteish Deshmukh who leads the gang of bank-chors. The two actors have been part of the super successful franchise ‘Grand Masti’. However, in this film, they will share an entirely different chemistry with Vivek making life miserable for the bank-chors. Rhea Chakraborty, previously seen in Mere Dad Ki Maruti, plays the female lead in this mad riot.
‘Bank-Chor’ is a comic-caper, that tells the story of 3 morons trying to rob a bank who pick the worst day possible when everything that can go wrong, goes wrong and how they’re inadvertently caught in the crossfire of cops, industrialists and corrupt netas. And just when you think things can’t get any worse, in comes a CBI officer who turns their lives into a living hell! ‘Bank-Chor’ is directed by Bumpy and produced by Ashish Patil.
More exciting announcements on the project in the pipeline, stay tuned for more!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Varun Dhawan, Shashank Khaitan and Aditya Singh Rajput at STRUT finale

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Keeping up their tradition every season Strut The Dancemakers, had Bollywood’s current heartthrob, VARUN DHAWAN, as their Strut Star of this season, along with the director of the recent super hit, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, SHASHANK KHAITAN. The show, that was brilliantly put up for these celebrities, apart from students’ families & friends, was received with tremendous applause & accolades. Dialogue writer & Lyricist, and soon-to-be a chat show host, NIRANJAN IYENGAR, one of the partners of Strut was also present at the finale.
The extravaganza witnessed a new dance form BollyZumba, merging Zumba with Bollywood moves.
Super Advertising model & actor, ADITYA SINGH RAJPUT wore his dancing shoes and showcased his smooth moves to forms such as Strut Jazz, Bollyfusion & BollyZumba, superbly choreographed by Bhaavesh Gandhi on hits song, such as; Whistle Baja, Timber by Keisha & Varun Dhawan’s Besharmi Ki Height. Varun Dhawan even complimented Aditya on his stupendous energy, which remained consistent throughout all his performances.
On his association with Bhaavesh, Aditya Singh Rajput says, “Bhaavesh Gandhi is a close friend. I’ve known him for 5 years now, I had a great time learning all new power packed moves. Bhaavesh Gandhi is a fabulous talent to look out for. His choreography is unique and will soon set a trend in Bollywood!
Aditya Singh Rajput is a part of Vishal Mahadkar & Essel Vision's next horror Movie 3: AM, which is slated for Sep 2014 release.

Longines Ambassador of Elegance Aishwarya Rai at the Opening Ceremony of Glasgow 2014, the XX Commonwealth Games

Displaying G3 (1).jpgOn Wednesday 23 July 2014, Longines Ambassador of Elegance Aishwarya Rai attended, together with Mr. Walter von Känel, President of Longines, the Opening Ceremony of Glasgow 2014, the XX Commonwealth Games.
During this ceremony, the Baton was delivered to Her Majesty The Queen, who read her welcome message to the athletes. This event officially opened the XX Commonwealth Games. Over a period of 288 days, the Baton visited 71 Nations and Territories, and covered 190,000km.
Longines is the Official Timekeeper and Watch of the Games, that are held in Glasgow from 23 July to 3 August 2014. In addition, the Swiss watch brand is the Presenting Partner of the Gymnastics competitions. It provides more than 190 timekeepers and 122 tonnes of equipment to support the event.
The Official Watch of Glasgow 2014 is a chronograph in steel from the Conquest Classic collection, housing an exclusive mechanical column-wheel calibre. With a diameter of 41 mm, its black dial is set with one arabic numeral and 11 applied indices with Super-LumiNova®. It displays the hours and the minutes, a small second at 9, a 30-minute counter at 3, a 12-hour counter at 6 as well as the date at 4:30. Just as the entire Conquest Classic collection, this timepiece is water-resistant to 5 bar and its screw-down case back is fitted with a sapphire glass.
The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event involving 71 teams of  athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930 and takes place every four years. It features 17 sports in 11 days of competition with 261 medal events on show. The Games play host to 4500 athletes and sell 1,000,000 tickets with the event aided by an army of 15,000 volunteers.
Longines’ involvement in the Commonwealth Games dates back to 1962, when it was the Timekeeper of the event in Perth, Australia.

Dancing sensation Suhani Dhanki

Leaving everyone spell bound emerging dancing sensation Suhani Dhanki entices Mumbai with her graceful  performs at Y. B. Chavan Centre as a part of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)
‘Dance is Life’… This holds true for upcoming dancing talent Suhani Dhanki, a trained Bharatnatyam dancer who is fast emerging as a known face both nationally and internationally. She recently performed at a dance recital in Mumbai.
Holding a masters degree in Bharatanatyam with a distinction and gold medal from Bharata College of Fine Arts & Culture and a degree in LLB from the Mumbai University, taking up this dance form was a deliberate choice for Suhani.
Talking about Suhani love for dance she said with pride, “When I watched my guru dance and her commitment to the art, I knew that this was the dance form for me. I learnt Kathak but Bharatnatyam is the closest to my heart and will always remain so.”
Dancing for the last 15 years, she takes inspiration from her guru her interest and dedication was inspired from her guru.  In a typical guru - shishya relationship, Suhani has not just imbibed dance lessons from her guru but also a form of tradition that she is extremely proud of.
Suhani performed live at the Y. B. Chavan Centre as a part of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) where she beautifully presented 'Shivaarchana', composed and choreographed by her guru Dr Sanddhya V Pureccha in traditional Bharatanatyam of the Tanjavur style. She also performed Abhinaya Pada from the Marathi Nirupana of Raja Sarfoji II of Tanjore, choreographed by the legendary late Acharya Parvatikumar. The highlight of the show was her performance onstage to live music. Noted artists like Dr Sanddhya V Pureccha on nattvangam, Sivaprasad on vocals, Satish Krishnamurthy on mridangam and S R Balasubramaniam on violin, all made her performance memorable.
Mumbai being a city that eagerly adopts all forms of art has a wonderful audience for this non native form of dance who appreciated and further encouraged her performance. Currently pursuing her Masters in Fine Arts from the Bharata College of Arts and Culture, Mumbai Suhani is also looking forward to quite a few performances later this month. This talented girl has also recently played the character of Madri in the telly saga Mahabharata

“DEITY” YRF Entertainment’s Next Will Be A Remake of KAHAANI

YRF Entertainment will remake the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Sujoy Ghosh directed and Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani, for Western and international audiences as “DEITY”.
“DEITY” will be directed by Niels Arden Oplev (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”). Jose Rivera (“The Motorcycle Diaries”) and Richard Regen (“Tehran”) have scripted the adaptation.
The movie is a thriller about an American woman who goes to Kolkata in search of her missing husband. As she gets closer to the truth, she finds herself at the centre of a dangerous conspiracy.  The story unfolds in the context of a colourful, week-long festival.
An excited Sujoy Ghosh said, “It's an incredible step by YRF. Years back Aditya Chopra had said he wanted to make ‘Kahaani’ for a global audience… I thought he was kidding. But obviously not. YRF has left no stone unturned on making the English version. The new script by Jose Rivera and Richard Regen is perfectly suited for the Western audience and what I am really looking forward is to see Niels direct this version. I am sure he will bring a unique vision to the Western version. I am totally excited about this!”
“Niels is the perfect director to transform the appeal of ‘Kahaani’ to ‘DEITY’,” said Uday Chopra, CEO, YRF Entertainment. “Niels has an elevated understanding of both international thrillers and strong female characters and his vision for capturing the vibrancy and energy of contemporary Kolkata will appeal to audiences in the US and worldwide.”
“DEITY” will be financed and produced by YRF Entertainment, with CEO Uday Chopra serving as Producer and Jonathan Reiman, Head of Production & Development, serving as Executive Producer.
“DEITY will be a compelling and exciting thriller with complex and interesting characters”, says Niels Arden Oplev. “A neo-realistic style to story and images will take the audience deep into Calcutta’s many different levels. A fascinating clash between American and Indian culture”.
“DEITY” starts production in February 2015 and will be shot on location in Kolkata.
YRF Entertainment recently financed Cannes-opener GRACE OF MONACO, starring Nicole Kidman, which it produced with Pierre-Ange le Pogam’s Stone Angels and Arash Amel. YRF’s upcoming projects include Amel’s adaptation of Chris Greenhalgh’s novel, SEDUCING INGRID BERGMAN.
Stay tuned for more!
Starring Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chattopadhyay and Nawazuddin Siddqui and written-directed by Sujoy Ghosh, Kahaani won three National Film Awards and five Filmfare Awards including the award for Best Director (Ghosh) and Best Actress (Balan).
About YRF Entertainment:
YRF Entertainment is a Los Angeles based production and financing company focused on developing and producing feature films for the United States and for the international marketplace. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yash Raj Films Private Limited (YRF), India’s premier independent studio and leading entertainment conglomerate founded by Yash Chopra. For more, log on to: www.yrfentertainment.com

Kaun Banega Crorepati to shoot an episode in Surat!

The grandest quiz show of India Kaun Banega Crorepati all set to kick start the 8th season in Surat
 The years’ most awaited television quiz show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ is here and this time the game show will commence in great style and grandeur in the city of Surat with mega star and phenomenal host, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. The knowledge based show aimed at touching lives of millions across the country for the first time ever will be uniquely shot LIVE amidst citizens of Surat and telecast on Sony Entertainment Television.
Like every year the launch of the KBC is one of the most celebrated events of the television industry and this year it is the fans of Surat who will not only get the opportunity to experience the show first hand but also participate in it LIVE. The event is scheduled for Saturday, 2nd August at Surat International Exhibition & Convention Centre, Althan-Sarsana Road, Surat.
The registrations have commenced from July 22nd 2014.The selection of contestants to qualify will be done in two rounds and the  shortlisted participants  will get a chance to play the fastest finger round. The person who answers the question correct in the quickest time will get an opportunity to be on the much celebrated KBC hot seat and play with Mr. Bachchan.
 The hospitality partner for this event is Amaazia Group.
 For further information and details, interested aspirants can log onto www.KBCSony.com
 Terms & Conditions - http://resources.sonyliv.com/image/upload/v1405958615/T_C_-_KBC_Mega_Event_2014_gmo6pz.pdf

Rohan Shrestha to learn underwater photography-cinematography in Indonesia

Ace lensman Rohan Shrestha, who is known for his Bollywood as well as fashion and nature photography, will soon add another feather to his cap. This young photographer is gearing up for a trip to Indonesia to study underwater photography.
Underwater photography is quite tough and requires immense skill and talent and is usually done with specialized equipment and techniques. 
Once he learns it, Rohan will be the youngest underwater photographer in India. Rohan says, “Apart from me, there are just two underwater photographers in India. I had always wanted to learn underwater photography-cinematography and I am quite excited at this opportunity.”

The trailer of Disney India & Anil Kapoor Film Company's Khoobsurat creates a splash

Disney India & Anil Kapoor Film Company launched the theatrical trailer of the highly awaited Khoobsurat, the country’s first official romance from the house of Disney.
Starring Disney Girl and international fashion icon Sonam Kapoor and introducing Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan , Khoobsurat gives the country, its first modern-day-fairytale , bringing together a prince and a royal misfit against the backdrop of a picturesque setting.
The trailer gave glimpses of what promises to be a refreshing, feel-good, family entertainer. Infact, as soon as it was launched, it created a Khoobsurat splash on the social media front.
Karan Johar tweeted, "the feel good fashion forward film of the year!!!  #Khoobsurat#revisitvictory".
Abhishek Bachchan tweeted, "What a fun trailer of #Khoobsurat . Well done and all the best @sonamakapoor @RheaKapoor and their team."
"Omg sonamakapoor is totally khoobsurat RheaKapoor uve done it with 'the look' haan." tweeted Arjun Kapoor.
 Ritesh Sidhwani tweeted, "For those who missed it, A must watch #khoobsurat @AnilKapoor @sonamakapoor @RheaKapoor"
Priya Gupta,Bombay Times said , "Loved the Khoobsurat trailer. Can't wait to see the film!!!
Sunidhi Chauhan added, "Girl..This is soooooo #Khoobsurat!!! @sonamakapoor @RheaKapoor pic.twitter.com/MWvUCrrdJR".
Reacting to the positive response producer Rhea Kapoor said, “ We are super excited with the feedback coming our way on the trailer ….The fun has only started”.
Khoobsurat’ is produced by Walt Disney Pictures in association with Anil Kapoor Film Company, is directed by Shashanka Ghosh and stars Sonam Kapoor & Fawad Khan in the lead. The movie is slated for a September 19th worldwide release.

Lauren Gottlieb To Appear Regularly On Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Following Public Demand

Lauren Gottlieb, who starred in UTV and Remo D'souza's superhit dance flick ‘ABCD’ (Anybody Can Dance) will now be regularly seen on dance reality show Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa.
Lauren and her choreographer- partner Salman Yussuf Khan had been appearing on the show as this season's challengers every other week. They will now appear on the show as challengers every single week due to their popularity and public demand.
A source said, “Lauren and Salman’s last performance as challengers won everyone’s hearts and keeping in mind their popularity and dance skills, the makers of the show decided to have them appear on the show every week.”

Salman Khan steps in to help edit Nikhil Dwivedi's Tamanchey

Superstar Salman Khan who shares a warm equation with actor/producer Nikhil Dwivedi recently went out of his way to help edit Nikhil's upcoming gritty ,intense love story Tamanchay also starring Richa Chadda.
Salman who saw great potential in the film ,took time out of his busy schedule and decided to sit on a special edit of the film. Says Salman, "Nikhil is a nice and well-meaning guy. I saw the film and felt that it had potential in its genre, but felt that some portions needed to be trimmed. Sometimes we actors become megalomaniacs, where we let the film be long and the director also feels that isko kaatoonga toh isko bura lagega, so they keep it loose. So, it is actually our duty as actors to have it edited tightly".
 Presented by Fashion TV Films and produced by Suryaveer Sigh Bhullar, ‘Tamanchey’ starring Nikhil Dwivedi and Richa Chadda, is slated to release on the 19th September 2014.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Despite Being Pitted Against Big Production Houses, ‘Amit Sahni Ki List’ Sees A Steady Growth At The Box Office

Virr Das starrer ‘Amit Sahni Ki List’, a rom-com revolving around a young man’s quest for true love, which released this weekend, seems to have done quite well for itself, despite being pitted against two big releases.
Though ‘Hate Story 2’ and ‘Pizza’, both films backed by big production houses, released on the same day as Amit Sahni Ki List’, the rom-com has not been overshadowed by the revenge drama and the thrill-chill fare.
Despite having a modest budget and a release in only 350 screens as opposed to the general practice to releasing a film in around 900-1200 screens, ‘Amit Sahni Ki List’ has seen a steady growth at the box office.
A hilarious take on dating and relationships, Amit Sahni Ki List, which also starred Vega Tamotia, Anindita Nayar and Kavi Shastri, revolved around a quirky investment banker’s quest for true love and the film is being much appreciated for its light-hearted treatment, great music, superb performances and effective humour quotient.
 Producer Tina Nagpaul said, “We are extremely delighted at the response that the film has got in theatres. We always believed in our film and it is heartening to see the kind of positive response the film is getting.”

"Khoobsurat" - The country's first Disney Romance.”

Having created and celebrated fairy tale romances and family entertainers world over like no other, Disney brings India’s first modern day Disney fairytale- Khoobsurat. Befitting the title, the film top-lines actor and international fashion icon Sonam Kapoor, who is set to take centrestage as country’s first Disney Girl with the film.
While Sonam will essay the role of fresh faced, charming and effervescent Milli, an endearing misfit in a royal setting,  Khoobsurat will also mark the big Bollywood debut of Pakistani heartthrob and the most popular star of his generation, Fawad Khan, who will reprise the role of a straight jacketed royal prince in this romantic-comedy
"Disney is known world over for heartwarming stories that entertain the whole family, and with Khoobsurat, India will get its first modern-day Disney fairytale. Sonam embodies the character with such ease and panache that it makes this fairytale come to life,” says Amrita Pandey, VP and Head of Marketing and Distribution, Studios, Disney India.
“We are really excited to collaborate with Disney India on Khoobsurat. The movie will be a magical love story between two opposites set in a royal family and a complete feel good entertainer, that will take you through a roller-coaster of emotions like all Disney films do,” says co-producer Rhea Kapoor.
Khoobsurat’ is produced by Walt Disney Pictures in association with Anil Kapoor Film Company, is directed by Shashanka Ghosh and stars Sonam Kapoor & Fawad Khan in the lead. The movie is slated for a September 19th worldwide release.

Oscar Nominated Ralph Fiennes Taught rising star Tony Revolori to kiss in The Grand Budapest Hotel!

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After receiving tremendous acclaim overseas, the grandest, most extravagant, artistic, star-studded film from Wes Anderson aka 'THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL' is all set to release on 25th July in India!
The movie recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars; and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.  The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; and the sweetest confection of a love affair – all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
The film stars Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray,Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson and Owen Wilson
Young actor and lead Tony Revolori has revealed his experience whilst shooting 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' saying that Ralph Fiennes taught him to how to kiss.
“It still seems surreal that I was in this film. I still don’t quite believe I did it.Being around these actors all day was a dream for me. And then we would have dinner every night, and I’d be sitting there with Edward Norton to my right, Jeff Goldblum to the left, Ralph Fiennes opposite with Saoirse Ronan and Bill Murray.  And then Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson at the end. It was amazing. But I was nervous about doing the kissing scene with Saoirse Ronan, so I asked Ralph Fiennes for advice. He looks at me, stares at me for a bit, smiles and says, ‘Well, you tell her - I’m sorry if I get aroused, and I’m sorry if I don’t.’  It made me laugh which was exactly what I needed.” Said the rising star.
Catch the critically and commercially acclaimed The Grand Budapest Hotel this Friday in theatres!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty teamed up to scare crew members on the sets of Singham Returns!

Ajay Devgn besides being one of Bollywood’s finest actors is also one of Bollywood’s finest pranksters! From nearly every movie set you hear stories of a prank that he has pulled on his hapless co-stars!
His smart alec operations are done so smoothly that no one can ever suspect that it is his handiwork! One such instance of him being at work is from his current action packed film, Singham Returns!!
Recently on the sets of Singham returns, Ajay Devgn along with director Rohit Shetty played a prank and scared the crew members when they were were shooting in the beautiful locales of Ramoji Rao City inHyderabad!
What we hear is that, Ajay and Rohit planned the entire prank in advance and took a spot boy under their confidence. The prankster duo made the spot boy wear white clothes and told the crew members that the set was haunted and that there is a ghost on the sets, as it was a night shoot and quite deserted.
“Ajay Sir and Rohit Sir have been constant pranksters on sets. Once, they baffled and scared all of us by dressing up a spot boy in white clothes and making him behave like a ghost! Also they always tried to scare us by telling stories of the ghosts in our hotel room too says a source close from the production team.
The lion is all set to roar as Singham Returns releases this Independence Day 15th August. 
Singham Returns is produced by Ajay Devgn Ffilms, Rohit Shetty Productions and Reliance Entertainment.

Rhea Chakraborty heats up the action in Bank Chor! Cast as the female lead of the film

Rhea Chakraborty has been announced as the female lead of Y-Films’ ‘Bank-Chor’. She has a cracker of a role in the film where she will be seen with Riteish Deshmukh for the first time. Rhea started her career as MTV’s youngest VJ, and then made her big screen debut in the sleeper hit of 2013, Mere Dad Ki Maruti. She was also seen opposite Ayushmann Khurrana in his single, O Heeriye. This young actor is all set to explode in Bollywood with an exciting line-up of films. Up next is Rohan Sippy’s Sonali Cable, in which she plays the lead role of Sonali. She will also be seen in UTV Spotboy’s much awaited, ‘Babbu Ki Jawani’. There are a couple of big announcements around the corner, one from Yash Raj Films itself. More on that later.
 An excited Rhea added, “Bank Chor is a rollercoaster ride and I’m delighted to be on it. I’ve had a blast with the team on Mere Dad Ki Maruti and I’m sure this is only going to be bigger and better. Get ready for some LOLs!”
Speaking on the same, Ashish Patil, Business & Creative Head, Youth Films, Brand Partnerships & Talent Management at Yash Raj Films, "We needed someone with spunk, who could be cute and hot at the same time besides speak 2000 words per minute for this part. Rhea speaks 8000 words per minute in real life! She hit the ball out of the park on the other fronts as well and with her outrageous sense of humor she's gonna kill it!"
‘Bank-Chor’ is a comic-caper, that tells the story of 3 morons trying to rob a bank who pick the worst day possible when everything that can go wrong, goes wrong and how they’re inadvertently caught in the crossfire of cops, industrialists and corrupt netas. ‘Bank-Chor’ is directed by Bumpy and produced by Ashish Patil. More exciting announcements on the project in the pipeline, stay tuned!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL to release on 25th July in India!

After receiving tremendous acclaim overseas, the grandest, most extravagant, artistic, star-studded film from Wes Anderson aka 'THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL' is all set to release on 25th July in India!

The movie recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars; and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.  The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; and the sweetest confection of a love affair – all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

Fox Searchlight Pictures in association with Indian Paintbrush and Studio Babelsberg present, an American Empirical Picture, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, directed and written by Wes Anderson and story by Anderson & Hugo Guinness. 

The film stars Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray,Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson and Owen Wilson. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: a caper in constant motion, kinetic and comic; a timeless tale of friendship, honor, and promises fulfilled. Director Wes Anderson says his eighth feature film comes from a mix of inspirations including the pre-code comedies of the 1930’sand the stories and memoirs of Viennese writer Stefan Zweig.

The Citizens of Zubrowka- Cast of The Grand Budapest Hotel

Author (Tom Wilkinson):  Renowned author of "The Grand Budapest Hotel".  Our National Treasure.

Young Writer (Jude Law): The younger, fictionalized version of the author.  A guest of the Grand Budapest in its later years.

Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes):  The legendary, original concierge of the Grand Budapest.  Mentor to Zero.

Madame D (Tilda Swinton):  The aged Countess of Schloss Lutz.  Great friend to Gustave H.

Henckels (Edward Norton):  Captain of the Lutz Military Police.

Dmitri (Adrien Brody):  Son and presumed-heir to Madame D.

 Jopling (Willem Dafoe):  Associate of Dimitri and Private Inquiry Agent.

Deputy Kovacs (Jeff Goldblum):  An important attorney.

Ludwig (Harvey Keitel):  Underworld figure, inmate of Checkpoint 19 Criminal Internment Camp.

M. Ivan (Bill Murray):  Concierge of Hotel Excelsior Palace and member of the “The Society of the Crossed Keys”

 M. Chuck (Owen Wilson):  Acting concierge of the Grand Budapest during its appropriation for military use.

SHOCKING: Rani Mukerji attacked via syndicated media platform

Patna-based Bollywood journalist Subhash K Jha, who Sonu Nigam had accused of unmentionable things, has used the reputed national syndi...